Cosmic Funeral - Godless War To Eternity
01 - The Prophecy
02 - Doomsday
03 - Negligence Of Centruies
04 - Godless War To Eternity
05 - Serenade To Fallen
Onur Uslu: Drums
Murat Erdoğan: Vocals
Ali Vural: Keyboards
Music & Lyrics:
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered At Logos Studios
Located in Ankara, Turkey between November 2011 & March 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Emrah Ağdan
Layout. Artwork, & Design By Bahrull Marta at
Band Photography By Tuncay Aktuna
Released on Torn Flesh Records, September, 2012
On Twitter @tornfleshrecs
September 6, 2012
Cosmic Funeral - Godless War To Eternity Review
This album begins with an epic sounding intro. Using various synth, the album achieves its epic vibe with its assortment of drums, strings, brass instruments, and deep bells. The synths are used primarily in the intro; that is their spot they are featured. However, they are used later too, through the album, the piano as a transition,
strings as a background presence, and chorus providing a haunting effect.
Vocally this album is superb. The vocalist uses primarily a screech/snarl style. This provides excellent delivery, and avoids becoming old as the album goes on, because of subtle variations thrown in. The vocals are a bit hard to understand, but for black metal the clarity is respectable. The vocals are enchanted with a slight reverb effect.
The guitar on this album is decent, and consists of typical sounding black metal riffs. Nothing too original about them, but they are interesting enough to keep you listening and the album going. The riffs can be broken into two types, rhythmic and melodic. The first type tends to be the lower pitched power chords; the latter is high pitched tremolo notes. This provides a grating, scratchy sounding background to the album. It doesn't sound studio perfect; it maintains a little of the black metal DIY feeling.
The bass is unusually loud for this style of music. It is very basic and rhythmic, usually keeping to one or two notes but sometimes getting a bit more complex. The bass Follow chord progression and makes album sound fuller. However, the unusual presence of the bass does take away from classic black metal sound.
The drums are stereotypically centered around blast beat variations, but occasionally they revert to basic rock beats. The drums are a bit heavy on the symbol and snare, which makes the bass drum hard to hear, but that's not a complaint, since stylistically it fits.
This album is a collection of mid to fast paced songs, energetic yet depressing, lonely, reminding the listener of a barren wasteland. Mostly treble, but with some bass, this wall of sound goes from mystic to depressing, creepy to strong and noble. More then just your basic black metal album, this is a work of art. The compositions are memorable, and the vocal work is amazing, yet it's easy to listen to. Enjoy!